From version 3.3 onwards, KDE provides a session management
system which allows you to switch between different user account on
one computer. You can stay logged in and e.g. let your sister,
brother, wife, neigbour or whoever read her or his emails just for a
moment. Before you had to log off (therefore e.g. close programs or
save documents) and let her or him log in.
Now it's almost as easy as switching to another virtual desktop.
Switching Sessions: How it works
menu now bears a new entry. Rather at the bottom of the menu
you will find a
submenu. It contains
the command to lock the current and start a new session which means that
your desktop will start the screensaver and after a few seconds can log in
with KDM as always. The
skips the activation of your screensaver.
Once you have running more than one session you can either choose to
and so on (what is usually configured by default) or
— even more comfortable — choose from the list of active
sessions at the bottom of the
Switch User with the screensaver
If you have activated your screensaver and another user
wants to log in she or he can simply press the
button and log into another session.
Switch Session in kdm
If you are in kdm and want to switch to another active
session you can press the
button and choose
which is mainly the same as described